NCDC announces 169 new COVID-19 cases, total now 66,974

NCDC announces 169 new COVID-19 cases, total now 66,974

- As the race to stop the spread of the coronavirus continues, Nigeria has recorded more new cases

- The data released by the NCDC on Friday, November 27, shows Kaduna leads the chart with 74 cases, while FCT follows with 42

- So far, the country has recorded 66,974 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 62,585 recoveries and 1,169 deaths

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced that more Nigerians have contracted the novel coronavirus disease.

The new cases which were confirmed by the disease control agency on Friday, November 27, stated that 169 new cases were recorded in twelve states, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

This takes the total number of confirmed infections in the country to 66,974. The latest update released on its official Twitter page shows that Kaduna, the FCT, and Lagos led the chart with 74, 42, and 17 cases respectively.

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NCDC announces 169 new COVID-19 cases, total now 66,974
Nigeria has recorded 169 new infections, according to NCDC's latest data. Photo credit: @NCDCgov @Chikwe_I
Source: Twitter

Below is a breakdown of the states and new cases recorded:

Kaduna - 74

FCT - 42

Lagos - 17

Kano - 8

Ogun - 6

Oyo - 6

Rivers - 6

Ekiti - 3

Bauchi - 3

Katsina - 2

Delta - 1

Ondo - 1

However, Lagos is still the epicentre with 23,083 out of the total 66,974 cases that have been confirmed so far in the country. Out of this number, 62,585 have been discharged and 1,169 deaths recorded in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Legit.ng previously reported the NCDC said Nigeria may experience a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, NCDC director-general, gave the warning on Monday, November 9, at a media briefing with reporters organised by the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

The DG said in order to avoid the second wave of the virus, Nigerians must abide by the protocols and guidelines developed.

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In a related development, the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Nigeria has expressed worry over the mental well-being of survivors of the virus throughout the nation.

The chairman of the PTF who is also Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, made this known in Abuja recently during a national briefing.

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